Steering tube too short. Can I save it?

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Freeza
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Steering tube too short. Can I save it?

Post by Freeza » 28 Mar 2015 19:44

First of all, hi!

I'm new at both this forum and country, so please forgive me for writing in english as my swedish is not at all good.


I've recently bought a bike at this forum, and with it, an extra drilled fork for a front brake from the same user as I did not wanted to drill the original fork. He said he had ride with it with no problems on the same frame but I just put it together, with no spacers and it's obviously too short (see image below) So question is, is this a problem? If so, can I fix it somehow? Or is it lost?

any tips? thanks!

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Krok
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Re: Steering tube too short. Can I save it?

Post by Krok » 28 Mar 2015 19:59

A real safety-issue, buy a new cheap fork instead of potential broken face

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Re: Steering tube too short. Can I save it?

Post by JA-hatten » 28 Mar 2015 20:26

That's not gonna end well

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Post by russ_meyer » 29 Mar 2015 11:49

Sell it and get a new fork.

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Post by Indurain » 29 Mar 2015 17:52

russ_meyer wrote:Sell it and get a new fork.
+1
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Post by abacaxi » 29 Mar 2015 18:11

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Freeza
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Re: Steering tube too short. Can I save it?

Post by Freeza » 29 Mar 2015 18:44

The seller was kinf enough to get the fork back.
Problem solved! Thanks for your tips!

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